Oat Dosa (Spicy Pancake)

Ingredients: 1 cup quick oats 1/2 cup rice flour 1/2 cup yogurt whipped 1/8 teaspoon asafetida 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 green chili finely chopped 2 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped 1 teaspoon ginger finely shredded 1/3 cup cabbage shredded 1/3 cup carrot shredded 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water 1-1/2 teaspoon ENO 1-1/2 tablespoons oil

Falooda Kulfi

Ingredients 1/2 cup corn starch or arrowroot 2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup water Approx. 12 strings of saffron Approx. 1/2 cup kulfi for each serving, check my web site for kulfi recipe Wide bowl of ice cold water with some ice Also need sev maker

Urad Dal Kachori (Indian Lentil Pastry)

Ingredients: Dough 1 cup All Purpose flour (plain flour or maida) 1 tablespoon fine sooji (semolina) 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons ghee / clarified butter Approx. 1/4 cup lukewarm water Filling 1/4 cup washed urad dal lentils (skinned black gram) 1 tablespoon fennel seeds coarsely grinded (saunf) 1 tablespoon coriander seeds coarsely grinded (dhania) 1 […]

Jhaal Muri – Kolkata Puffed Rice Snack

Ingredients 4 cups murmura/ muri (puffed rice) 1/4 cup fine sev (bengal gram vermicelli) 1/4 cup peanuts 1 teaspoon oil 1/2 cup potato boiled, peeled and cut into small pieces 1/2 cup tomato finely chopped, seeded 1/2 cup cucumber finely chopped 2 tablespoons green chili, finely chopped, adjust to taste 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped […]

Rabri – Pakistani & North Indian Dessert

Ingredients 4 cups of milk 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon crushed cardamom 2 teaspoon sliced almonds 2 teaspoon sliced pistachios

Shahi Kheer

Ingredients: Whole Milk – 4 cups Paneer – 10oz or 250gms. grated or crumbled Sugar – 4 tbsp Almonds – 1 tbsp, blanched and chopped Cashews – 1 tbsp, chopped Pistachios – 1 tbsp +1 tsp (for garnish), chopped Saffron – 1 pinch, powdered Green Cardamom Seeds – 1/8th tsp, powdered

Chicken Biryani

INGREDIENTS: 1.5 Kgs chicken (curry cut) 1.5 kgs Basmati rice 1 kg onions (finely sliced) 250 grams tomatoes (finely choppeds) 250 ml curd (plain yogurt mixed with water) 325 ml vegetable oil 50 ml ghee 4 pods cardamom 2 cinnamon sticks 3 whole cloves 2 green chili peppers (sliced in half) A small bunch of […]

Dahi Baingan (Sauteed Eggplant with Yogurt)

Ingredients: 1 eggplant cut into ¼ inch thick pieces this will make about 4 cups of cubed eggplant (baingan, brinjals) 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing) 1 teaspoon ginger thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste 1 cup yogurt 2 teaspoons gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons coriander powder […]

Kadha Drink

Ingredients: Water – 1 cup Ginger – 1.5″ Black Pepper Powder – 1/8th tsp Holy Basil (Tulsi) – about 10-15 leaves Honey – 1/2tsp or to taste

Lauki & Methi Subzi

Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) – 500gms (approx 1lb), peeled and cubed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Leaves) – 250gm (approx 1/2 lb), remove leaves, wash and chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Sabut Jira) – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2-3, broken and to taste Salt – 1tbsp + 1/2 tsp or to taste Onion […]

Pineapple Panna Drink

INGREDIENTS: 1 whole pineapple 3 tablespoons of whitle granuulated sugar (to taste) A pinch of salt 1 cup water (or more) 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (to taste) Fresh mint leaves for decoration

Indian Pepper Chicken Curry

INGREDIENTS: 1 small chicken (1.5 pounds / 0.5 Kg) cut into medium sized pieces 2 cups plain yogurt + 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 small onions 2 green chillis 3 small tomatoes A large bunch of fresh cilantro 10 fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

Phulka – Flat Indian Bread

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups (390 grams) whole wheat flour 1 water (236 ml) or more if needed 3/4 tsp salt Ghee (substitute with oil or butter)

Lauki & Methi Subzi

Ingredients: Bottle gourd (Lauki/Doodhi/Ghiya) – 500gms (approx 1lb), peeled and cubed Fenugreek Leaves (Methi Leaves) – 250gm (approx 1/2 lb), remove leaves, wash and chopped Oil – 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds (Sabut Jira) – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2-3, broken and to taste Salt – 1tbsp + 1/2 tsp or to taste Onion […]

Moraiyo (Samo) Khichdi

Ingredients: (Serves 2) Moraiyo (Samo) – 1/2 cup Water – 1 1/4 cup Peanut Oil or Ghee – 2 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Roughly Crushed Peanuts – 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp Green Chilies – to taste, chopped Potato – 1 medium, diced Sindhalu (Sindhav, Rock Salt) – 1/2 tsp or […]

Vegetable Cutlet (Hara Bhara Kabab)

Ingredients 6 cup spinach finely chopped, (do remove all the stems) 1-1/2 cup potatoes shredded 2 teaspoons oil ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons corn starch ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro (hara dhania) 2 tablespoons green chili finely chopped Also need oil to fry

Mint Chutney

Ingredients: 1 cup packed mint (podina) leaves all the stems removed 1 cup packed Cilantro (hara dhania)roughly chopped 2 tablespoons green chilies chopped (adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons lemon juice (adjust to taste) 1/2 inch ginger chopped 1 teaspoons salt (adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch of asafetida (hing) Approx. 3 tablespoons water use […]

Seviyan Kheer

Ingredients 1/2 cup sevia roasted and broken (vermicelli) available Indian grocery stores 7 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder (ilachi) Pinch nutmeg (jaiphel) About 10-12 saffron strings 2 tablespoons sliced or crushed almonds 1 tablespoons sliced or crushed pistachios for garnishing

Bread Uttapam

3 slices of white bread 3 tablespoons sooji coarse (semolina) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, (maida, plain flour) 1/4 tablespoons yogurt, (curd, dahai) 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) Approx. 1/4 cup bell pepper finely chopped Approx. 1/4 cup tomatoes finely chopped, remove the seeds I green chili finely chopped, adjust to taste 2 […]

Gajar Halwa Burfi (Carrot Burfi)

Ingredients 2 cups carrot shredded 2 cups milk 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons clarified butter or ghee 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder 2 tablespoons chopped cashews to garnish

Malabar Parotta

Ingredients: All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 3 cups (400 gms) Salt – 1 tsp Sugar – 1 tsp Baking Powder – 1 tsp Oil – 2 tbsp (kneading) Water – approx 1 cup Oil – for cooking

Dry Fruit Rolls

Ingredients: Dates (Khajoor) – 3/4 cup, chopped Dry Figs (Anjeer) – 1/4 cup, chopped Walnuts (Akhrot) – 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts (Kaju) – 1/4 cup Blanched Almonds (Badam) – 1/4 cup Ghee- 1 tbsp Pistachios (Pista) – 3 tbsp, chopped, for garnish

Sabudana Kheer

Ingredients: Tapioca Pearls – 1/2 cup Water – 1/2 cup Milk – 4 cups Sugar – 6 Tbsp or to taste Saffron – pinch Pista/Cashews – 1 to 2 Tbsp, chopped Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp

Spiced Apple Chutney

Ingredients for about 2 1/2 cups: 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 cups white vinegar 4 apples, peeled, 1/2-inch cubes 1/4 cup diced dried apricots 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup diced shallots or red onion 5 thick slices ginger 1/4 tsp red chili flakes, or to taste 1 whole star anise 1 tsp […]

Suran Subzi

Ingredients: Suran (Indian Yam) – 11 oz package (washed and drained) Peanut Oil – 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Curry Leaves – few Green Chilies – 2 or to taste, chopped Rock Salt (Sindhav, Sindhalu) – to taste Red Chili Powder – to taste

Beetroot Tikki

Beetroot (Chakundar) – 1kg (2.2lb) Potatoes – 1/2kg (approx 1lb), boiled Salt – 2tsp or as needed Medium Onion – 1/2, chopped fine Green Chillies – to taste, cut fine Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Dhaniya Patta) – 4-5 sprigs, finely chopped Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder – 2tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor) – […]

Butter Chicken

Ingredients: For the chicken: 1 lb of Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into bite size pieces 1/2 cup of Yogurt 4 Cloves of Garlic, minced 1 Tbsp of Ginger, grated 1 tsp of Chili Powder Plenty of Salt and Pepper, to taste For the sauce: 1 Small Yellow Onion, finely chopped or Pureed in a […]

Kurkuri Bhindi – Spicy Crispy Okra

Ingredients: Approx. 1/2 pound okra (bhindi) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera) 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania) 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor) 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) 2 tablespoons besan (gram flour) available in Indian grocery stores 1 tablespoon rice flour

Beetroot Tikki

Beetroot (Chakundar) – 1kg (2.2lb) Potatoes – 1/2kg (approx 1lb), boiled Salt – 2tsp or as needed Medium Onion – 1/2, chopped fine Green Chillies – to taste, cut fine Cilantro/Coriander Leaves (Dhaniya Patta) – 4-5 sprigs, finely chopped Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder – 2tsp Dry Mango Powder (Amchoor) – […]

Coriander & Garlic Chutney

Ingredients: (Most ingredients are to taste) Cilantro (Coriander) – 1 large bunch, including stems Garlic – 5 large cloves Green Chilies – 2 to 3 or to taste Tamarind Pulp – to taste Salt – to taste Sugar – pinch Water – very little if needed to help grinding process Oil – 1 tsp

Coconut Ladoo

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cup coconut freshly grated or frozen, available in Indian grocery stores 3 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

Curry Chicken & Rice (1 Pot Dish)

Ingredients: 4 Chicken Thighs 2 onions, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 1 green apple, cored and diced 2/3 cup sultanas 1/4 cup curry paste 4 cups chicken stock 2 cups rice

Quinoa Mung Daal

Quinoa – 1/2 cup, washed Mung Daal – 1/2 cup, washed Water – 4 1/2 cups (divided) Salt – to taste Ginger – 1 Tbsp, minced Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp Asafoetida (Hing) – 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves, roughly crushed […]

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Garlic Asparagus Pulao

Ingredients: Asparagus – 1 lb, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (Keep spears intact) Basmati Rice – 1 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes and drained Water – 1 3/4 cups Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Cinnamon Stick – 2 inch piece Bay Leaf – 1 Whole Cloves – […]

Chickpea Falafel

Ingredients: Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans – 1 cup (approx 200gm) Garlic Cloves – 5-6 or to taste Onion – 1 large (Indian standard) or 1/2 large (USA size), roughly chopped Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup packed, leaves picked Flat Parsley – 1/2 cup packed, roughly chopped Cilantro/Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup packed, roughly chopped Ground Black Pepper […]

Pita Chips

Ingredients: (all ingredients are to taste) Pita Bread Olive Oil Garlic Powder Salt Oregano

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups (approx 300gm) Rapid Rise Yeast – 1tsp Warm Water – 1/2 cup Sugar – 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt or regular Salt – 1/2 tsp Room-Temperature Water – approx 3/4 cup Olive Oil – 1 tbsp Whole Wheat Flour (for dusting) – 1/2 cup

Tahini Paste & Tahini Sauce

Bake Time: 5-10 min Prep Time: 15 min Makes: Tahini Paste – 1/2 cup Tahini Sauce – 1 cup Tahini Paste: Ingredients: White Sesame Seeds – 1/2 cup Olive Oil – 1/4 cup + 2tbsp (if storing for a longer time)

Spicy Corn Patties

Ingredients 2 cups corn frozen 1/2 cup corn meal 2 tablespoons rice flour 1 chopped green chili adjust to taste 2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (hara dhania) 2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons oil

Indian Made Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

Ingredients: Makes 12 2oz parfaits Graham Crackers – 3 large pieces (should yield 3/4 cup of crumbs) Butter – 3 Tbsp, melted Sugar – 1 Tbsp Strawberries – 1/2 lb, chopped Sugar – 1/2 Tbsp Cream Cheese – 8 oz, softened Sour Cream – 1/3 cup Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp Powdered Sugar – 1/2 […]

Dabeli Spicy Potato Sandwich

Ingredients Spice Mix 1 red chili dry 1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) seeds 2 cloves (laung / lavang) 1/2 inch cinnamon (dalchini) 1/2 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds • 4 black pepper Filling 1 cup potato boiled and mashed (aloo) 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon cumin (jeera) seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt Spice mix which we prepared that […]

Onion Chutney

Ingredients: Shallots (Red Onion can be substituted) Salt Red Chili Powder Coconut Oil (approx 1 Tbsp for every 1/2 cup of Shallot pulp)

Chili Paneer

Ingredients: Paneer – 10 oz, cubed Soy Sauce – 3 Tbsp (divided) Oil – 3 Tbsp Dried Red Chilies – 2 or to taste, cut into small pieces Ginger – 2 Tbsp, minced Garlic – 2 Tbsp, minced Green Chilies – 2 or to taste, sliced lengthwise Onion – 1/2 medium, cut into large pieces […]

Vegetable and Chicken Steamed Momos

Ingredients: For the Dough: All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 3 cups Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp Water – 1 cup, approx For the Vegetable Filling: Cabbage – 3 cups, food processed or cut really fine Carrots – 1, medium, shredded fine Onions – 4 medium (approx 300gm), finely chopped Ginger – 1 tbsp, minced Cilantro […]

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